Best Practice

Wellbeing: Looking after your staff

Jenny Moore suggests seven ways to address the teacher workload challenge and improve staff wellbeing this year

We all know that school leaders and teachers care deeply about their pupils, but who is caring for you?

Concerns over the wellbeing of both school staff and pupils have been in the spotlight in recent months.

The Key’s summer report revealed that 79 per cent of secondary school leaders are worried about young people’s mental health, and more than three in five school leaders surveyed for our annual State of Education report told us that their own mental health has been negatively affected by their job.

Sadly, it wasn’t much of a surprise that nine out of every 10 school leaders we surveyed said their work/life balance could be improved, and more than eight in 10 found managing teacher workload more difficult than any other challenge over the past year.

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